Saturday Caps Clips

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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Development camp wraps up with a final scrimmage, Tom Wilson and Nate Schmidt hope to suit up for the Caps this year and more.

Your savory breakfast links:

  • Heading into the 2013-14 season, the Caps find themselves in possession of something that's been pretty rare in recent years: cap space. So what should they do with it? [CSNW]
  • News and notes from Kettler as the 2013 Development Camp comes to a close:
    • After what appears to have been a tumultuous two years with the Broncos (and former NHL bench boss Andy Murray) at Western Michigan, Garrett Haar has decided to leave school for the WHL. [CSNW, MLive, RMNB, @HaarDaddy4]
    • The son of a former NHLer and a figure skating coach, Riley Barber is building on some serious skating genes as he continues to impress. Just leave that Pens jersey at home, Riley... [WaPo]
    • After getting a taste of NHL hockey in the playoffs, Tom Wilson is hoping to get a full-time gig with the Caps this year. [NHL.com]
    • Nate Schmidt turned the disappointment of not being drafted into a successful college career and an eventual contract with the Caps - and he could make an appearance with the team next year... [WaPo]
    • ...although if he does he'll probably want to don a different helmet than the one he was handed earlier this week. [Monumental video]
    • Local kid and camp invitee Sam Anas continues to live the dream as he skates the same ice as his heroes - but he's looking to turn the dream into reality with a contract. [CSNW]
    • 2013 draft pick Madison Bowey talks about his experience at camp so far, where he's been and where he needs to be to make it to the NHL. [RMNB]
    • After dropping the first two scrimmages of the week, Team Red stormed back to a 7-3 victory yesterday... [Dump 'n Chase, Peerless, Monumental video]
    • ...and will look to even up the series as the final scrimmage gets underway at 10:00, the main event at the center of today's Caps Fan Fest (featuring an appearance by Steven Oleksy).
    • Can't make it out to KCI? Watch the scrimmage live here.
  • Just as the big boys are realigning, the AHL has unveiled a new divisional layout of its own for the 2013-14 season. [AHL.com]
  • The Blackhawks saving hockey, the world and all the kittens, Alex Ovechkin playing both wings simultaneously and more in this brief - but awesome - review of the 2013 NHL season. [EOTP]
  • Finally, happy 70th birthday to Bill Collins, happy 37th to Darcy Verot, and three cheers for "the Can't-Miss Kid", Bobby Carpenter, who turns the big 5-0 today.
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